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I C Ceres
As the Dawn mission explores the dwarf planet Ceres, there will be a Space Science Festival with activities and presentations on May 9, 2015; events will be occuring around the US, and communities are invited to host their own event.

SkyFest Event at LPI in Houston
On Feb. 21, from 1-3pm, LPI will be hosting a free family SkyFest event, with a focus on "Our Star, the Sun!" View the Sun through telescopes using special filters, weather permitting, and discover the Sun through hands-on activities.

Free Houston Talk by Jill Tarter: SETI--Real vs Reel
The next presentation in the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s 2014-2015 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series, "Science" on the Silver Screen, is Jan. 29, 2015. SETI scientist Dr. Jill Tarter discuss the scientific accuracies and inaccuracies presented in the movie "Contact." This free presentation at 7:30 pm is intended for inquisitive adults and will be followed by a light reception and an opportunity to meet Dr. Tarter. Registration is required to attend this presentation, and will be available online on January 15.